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Food Alliances

What is a Local Food Alliance?

In Pennsylvania, 26 counties are represented by a local food alliance. Local food alliances play a critical role in the effort to ensure every Pennsylvanian has nutrition security for themselves and their families. Food alliances work at a local level to identify needs, resources, and opportunities to eliminate gaps in food security. Outlined in the Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA, it is Pennsylvania's goal to have a food alliance in every county and/or region in the state by 2020. In order to reach this objective, food alliances are convening to share strategies, inform of their progress, and encourage others to keep making strides to end hunger in Pennsylvania. 

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Local Food Alliances and Food 
Policy Councils

 (NOTE: Blue counties are existing alliances. Red counties are the proposed targets)  

Adams: Adams County Food Policy Council

Allegheny: Pittsburgh Food Policy Council
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland: Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership
Berks: Reading Regional Food Policy Action Council
Bucks: Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, Bucks County Nutrition Coalition, Hunger Coalition of Bucks County
Cambria and Somerset: Laurel Highlands Food Security Coalition
Cumberland: South-Central PA Food System Alliance, Cumberland County Food System Alliance
Delaware: Healthy Chester Coalition
Delaware: DelCo Interfaith Food Assistance Network (DiFAN)
Franklin: Healthy Franklin County Nutrition Task Force
Greene: Greene County Food Security Partnership
Lackawanna: Lackawanna County Food Policy Council
Lancaster: Hunger-Free Lancaster County
Lehigh: Whitehall-Coplay Initiative
Lehigh and Northampton: Lehigh Valley Food Policy Council
Monroe: Monroe County Hunger Coalition
Montgomery: Montgomery County Anti-Hunger Network, Act Against Hunger
Northampton: Easton Hunger Coalition
Philadelphia: Philadelphia's Food Policy Advisory Council
York: York County Food Alliance

Local Food Alliances Best Practices Convenings

Presentations: 6/20/17